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By Sojourner Ahebee | Votebeat   This year’s global health crisis has dramatically changed what voting will look like on Election Day. Despite the obstacles widespread social distancing measures have placed in the way, city officials are still urging voters to exercise their right to vote, in whatever form that may be. “Voting in Philadelphia [...]
    Day of Information 215-277-5450 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHILADELPHIA, PA: As the nation moves into flu season, The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium will begin offering free flu shots to help mitigate the morbidity and mortality associated with the coronavirus. Additionally, the group will continue to offer no-cost, barrier-free coronavirus and coronavirus antibody testing on [...]
By Sojourner Ahebee | Votebeat Last week’s fatal, officer-involved shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., a  Black man from West Philadelphia’s Cobbs Creek neighborhood, has brought into focus a ballot question that would allow greater oversight of city police. The officers involved in the incident are being investigated by the Philadelphia Police Department’s investigative unit. Unlike [...]
WURD Radio and The Plug’s collaboration will provide greater visibility to the city’s Black and Brown founders in hopes of attracting more resources and opportunities. In Philadelphia, where Black people make up 43 percent of the population, recent studies have found that Black residents are still left out of business ownership and the city’s ongoing [...]
October 30, 2020             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Dee Patel dpatel@wurdradio.com  LIVE WURD Radio & WURD TV Special Broadcast On Election Night (PHILADELPHIA, PA​) – WURD Radio (96.1FM / 900AM / WURDRadio.com / WURDTV / WURDApp), is activating its special #WURDonPolitics election coverage starting Monday, November 2 at 10am ET, [...]
Philadelphia becomes the largest city in the United States to pass such a ban PHILADELPHIA—Today, City Council passed a ban on police use of “less lethal” munitions in response to demonstrations and other activity protected by the first amendment, introduced by Councilmember Helen Gym and cosponsored by every member of the Public Safety Committee. The [...]
Solomon Jones | The Philadelphia Inquirer When I watched the video of Walter Wallace Jr., 27, being gunned down by two Philadelphia police officers on Monday, I was overcome by sadness and rage. Then a sense of calm certainty overtook those roiling emotions, because I was sure of one thing. This would not have happened [...]
 The Shark Tank style pitch competition is looking to innovation to address millennial physical and mental health. PHILADELPHIA (OCT 19, 2020) – On Oct. 26, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia (ELGP) and Independence Blue Cross (Independence) are joining forces to launch the Well City Challenge to take a deeper dive into millennials' physical and [...]
Associated Press | The Philadelphia Tribune Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street Monday afternoon after yelling at him to drop his knife. The shooting occurred before 4 p.m. as officers responded to a report of a person with a weapon, police spokesperson Tanya Little said. Officers were called to [...]

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